Internet

Understanding “The Last Mile”

One tiny data packet has traveled the world. It’s made its way from Sydney, Australia all the way to London, traversing undersea cables to reach its intended destination.

But here’s something interesting: the (potentially) most expensive part of this data packet’s trip is only just beginning.

5 New Articles We're Reading. (And So Should You!)

We don't need to tell you that we like to keep up with the latest telecoms happenings.

Below are five new articles we've been reading on our end, spanning from the state of the undersea cable market, to major mergers, to insight on that distributed denial of service attack last month. Dig in.

The Trombone Effect, Explained

No. This effect has nothing to do with a big parade.

The trombone effect - or just "tromboning" - attempts to categorize the curious, latency-causing path information might travel due to the hub-and-spoke nature of the internet.

The Era of the Undersea Cable

You’ve heard it all before. Capacity demands are up.

But do you know just how quickly global bandwidth is growing?

The Submarine Cable Building Boom Has Only Just Begun

Last week I attended the Submarine Networks World Conference in Singapore. A record number of attendees was no doubt a reflection of the submarine cable sector's vibrancy.

TeleGeography estimates that $9.8 billion of new cables are entering service in 2016-2018. And, unsurprisingly, building more cables seemed to be on everyone’s mind. 

The Dyn DDoS Attack, Explained

What happened during Friday’s massive internet outage on the East Coast?

5 Telecoms Articles You Should Read This Weekend: SD-WAN Edition

Time for another round of "what is the team at TeleGeography reading?"

This time around we're all about that SD-WAN. (Perhaps we're just excited about the upcoming WAN Summit London?) Below are five pieces any network manager should bookmark for their weekend reading queue.

Building the Local Exchange of Content in Africa: Dispatches from AfPIF

For the Internet Society (ISOC), the goal is 80/20 by 2020 in Africa.

IP Transit vs. Peering: How a Network of Networks is Built

What does the Internet look like? Perhaps you’ve heard it described as a veritable network of networks.

While this is true, as TeleGeography’s Senior Analyst Paul Brodsky explains, no single network is big enough to connect every single person and every single computer. So the question remains: how are we really staying connected?

4 Telecoms Articles You Should Read This Weekend

If you’re like us, you’ve saved the best stuff on the Internet for some lazy weekend reading. Our team has four suggestions for telecoms pieces that'll make your morning coffee and your reading queue a little more interesting.